Category Archives: Cocktail Investing Podcast

Lithium Ion Batteries: the Enabler of the Digital Lifestyle

Lithium Ion Batteries: the Enabler of the Digital Lifestyle

Lithium batteries are one of the key enablers for mobility as part of our Digital Lifestyle investing theme. Joining the podcast this week is Bill Davidson, the Chief Operating Officer of AMIONX. Bill brings some context and perspective to the conversation, including the industry’s growth drivers, potential hiccups and the importance of improving the safety of lithium ion battery technology.

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Poshmark, a Disruptive Innovator for Your Closet

Poshmark, a Disruptive Innovator for Your Closet

While technically Poshmark is a digital marketplace where people from the United States can buy and sell new or used clothing, shoes and accessories, the reality is it’s a community based social media platform that matches buyers and sellers of personal clothing. If that sounds like a company at the intersection of our Disruptive Innovators, Digital Lifestyle, Middle-Class Squeeze and Living the Life investing themes, we could not agree more.

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Failing Infrastructure Costs Dozens Their Lives in Italy

Failing Infrastructure Costs Dozens Their Lives in Italy

August 14th dozens of people lost their lives when a bridge that was known to be structurally problematic collapsed. The U.S. is facing its own crumbling infrastructure, which could mean that experiencing tragedies like this here is only a matter of time unless Congress and the Administration make the tough decisions and focus on what needs to be fixed.

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Ep 73: Can the Market Continue Its Run Through the End of 2018?

Ep 73: Can the Market Continue Its Run Through the End of 2018?

From contagion concerns spilling over from Turkey to escalating tariffs between the US and China, more signs of inflation heating up even as more economic data of late has missed expectations, it’s not the ho-hum end of summer many had been hoping for. That’s why we called in long-time friend Keith Bliss of DriveWealth for a conversation on all of those things as well as where he sees the markets heading by year end.

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Ep 72: Underneath the Explosion in Passive Investing and ETF’s

Ep 72: Underneath the Explosion in Passive Investing and ETF’s

A chat with Michael Mell, Senior Director, Custom Indices at S&P Dow Jones Industries to discuss the explosion in passive investing. Underneath the hood of a passive ETF is an index that it tracks that defines its investment strategy and style. The explosion in passive investing and ETFs have given rise to a plethora of custom indices, hence Chris’s conversation with Michael about the ins and out of passive investing and indexing

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EP 70: The Evolving Cannabis Industry

EP 70: The Evolving Cannabis Industry

With more headlines these days about the potential therapeutic uses of Schedule 1 substances, Tematica’s mixologists Lenore Hawkins and Chris Versace talk with William Kelly, Managing Partner at AgriCascadia about the evolving cannabis industry on this week’s podcast. Bill has an incredible track record of being on the cutting edge of major technology and social changes as the co-founder of Sapient Health Network (previously WebMD), Learning.com and ReelDx.

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